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Weekly winners

This week's winner, taken by Irene Waring

Glacier stint

Taken by Irene Waring

A polar bear crossing the ice in Baffin Island, Canada.

This week's winner, taken by Matt Naylor

Baby Fat

Taken by Matt Naylor

A young hippo in the shallows of the Chobe River, Botswana, by Matt Naylor

This week's winner, taken by Kelly Beckta

Camel racing, Qatar

Taken by Kelly Beckta

Camel racing, traditionally known as the sport of the sheiks, continues in Qatar. A fiercely competitive and expensive sport, it's a definite must see. This very friendly handler was all smiles as he lead the camels back to the stables after training them in the early morning.

This week's winner, taken by Tony Cowburn

'A beach of one's own', Salmon Holes, Western Australia

Taken by Tony Cowburn

I stumbled upon Salmon Holes Beach while exploring Torndirrup National Park, near Albany. I loved the rugged scenery and the wide beach and I took a number of shots from elevated positions before climbing down and wandering along the beach. The large outcrop of boulders in the middle of the beach is in stark contrast to the wide expanse of sand, and I felt the rocks would make an interesting foreground for a very wide angle landscape shot. My son is included at the far end of the beach to provide a sense of scale.

This week's winner, taken by Stephen Young

‘Peace of Mind’, Angkor Wat, Cambodia

Taken by Stephen Young

I was with a small group of people exploring the temples at Angkor Wat. Two young boy monks we met there were quite happy for us to photograph them and this young monk happened to be staring out of the temple as I walked by. As we were inside, and I wanted to keep the ISO low, I braced myself against a column, framed the image and captured two shots before he walked off.

This week's winner, taken by Martin Bagg

'Light conversation', Vietnam

Taken by Martin Bagg

We were on our way back to our hotel after a lovely evening in the old quarter of Hoi An. There are coloured lanterns all over the streets with the beautiful custard yellow French Colonial Era buildings. I glanced across at the shop as we walked past, hesitated and walked on, but I knew something had just sparked my interest in the setting. I walked back, framed up and took the shot. I had to push the ISO to 3200 to enable me to take it handheld at 1/80th second, the limit for my old Canon 5D Mkii. With the help of Lightroom I was able to get the noise levels to an acceptable limit.

This week's winner, taken by Harry Benson

'Dive of your life', Lefkada, Greece

Taken by Harry Benson

As I had to swim out from the boat, I risked taking my Samsung Galaxy S5 Neo phone, holding it carefully above the water. I started from the rocks with a few photos of my son Charlie diving. But I soon realised that the best angle would be from low down in the water. I knew I’d framed the shot well but I got lucky with the timing. The morning light and blue colours in the Ionian sea are amazing.

This week's winner, taken by Hugo Pennant

Zebra, Andersson's Camp, Namibia.

Taken by Hugo Pennant

I took this shot at Andersson's Camp in Namibia. The location is very special and unique due to the fact that they have an underground hide located ten feet from the watering hole which allows one to get up close to these animals at ground level. I was there with my camera for roughly three hours a day trying to capture the best picture of the wild zebra and the other types of game. Luckily I got the perfect timing of the group collectively drinking. I used a Nikon D5600 with a 28-300 lens.

This week's winner, taken by Naomi Roberts

Monk at Lamayuru Monastery, Ladakh, India

Taken by Naomi Roberts

We met this monk by chance at our hotel and he offered to show us around the Lamayuru monastery. He was born in Lamayuru but now lives in India where he is a Lama (teacher). He was great fun to be with, and spontaneously did this yoga pose whilst we were admiring the view in the late afternoon light. I am still in touch with Konchok and he will be delighted when I tell him that my photo has won this week's competition.

This week's winner, taken by Nicola Dash

'Holiday flick', USA

Taken by Nicola Dash

The photo was taken whilst my daughter Grace (14) her sister and I were playing around, We had been in the water for about an hour on the North Naples coast, Vanderbilt Beach, waiting for the sun to go down. It was such a beautiful evening and I just said lets see if we can get a picture of you flicking your hair. It was shot on my iPhone 7 using photo burst; no filter or enhancement at all. It was actually the first shot and we were totally shocked at how well it came out.

This week's winner, taken by Philip Simnett

'Red-eye flight', Sri Lanka

Taken by Philip Simnett

We were in a safari vehicle in Yala National Park and the driver stopped, and turned off his engine, to let an 'iguana' cross the track. This little bird was sitting on a branch in a nearby tree - so it was definitely an opportunistic shot. It was quite early in the morning so I already had the ISO setting turned up in order to get a reasonably fast shutter speed to capture anything we saw.

This week's winner, taken by Roy Morris

Horsewoman, birdcage and church ruins in Trinidad De Cuba

Taken by Roy Morris

I was trying to capture a picture of the man carrying the birdcage against the backdrop of the ruined church, whilst trying the include the lady I assumed to be his wife, sewing on the grass. Just as he stopped talking to his wife and started walking over to the tree to hang the birdcage there, the girl on horseback appeared and started riding down the hill.

This week's winner, taken by Tony Cowburn

'Dawn Patrol', Perth, Australia

Taken by Tony Cowburn

My son and I took a ‘city tour’ in Perth and I spotted the Elizabeth Quay Bridge and thought the beautiful shape could make a great photograph. I set off early the next morning before dawn and spent some time looking at different angles before settling on this view and setting the camera up on a tripod with a 16mm ultra wide angle lens. I then waited, but I only got a few shots with lone joggers. Then, just as I was about to pack up, the three cyclists came racing across the bridge heading towards the rising sun.